Fisher Events

Upcoming

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This workshop will examine the history of artists' books by looking at both contemporary and historical examples, along with exploring book structures that will test one's precept of what a book is.

Friends of Fisher Event
Time: 6pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

In this lecture, Surekha Davies shows how print and manuscript miscellanies and geographical works produced in Europe by geographers, naturalists, and collectors like Sir Hans Sloane were artefacts with which their compilers puzzled through the boundaries (or lack thereof) between human, animal, and the idea of the monster.

Summer Seminar Series
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Location: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This 3-day seminar trains participants in low-barrier, non-invasive scientific imaging and analytic techniques appropriate for the study of manuscripts and printed books from a variety of global book traditions.

Summer Seminar Series
Date:
Location: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This seminar will explore the role of community and institutional archives and libraries in the making, preservation, and dissemination of Black histories from multidisciplinary practices.

Past

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This workshop will introduce the key elements in the production and use of Western medieval manuscripts. While focused on Europe, it will situate Western manuscripts within a global context.

Open House
Time: Noon-4:45 pm
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Celebrate Black History Month at the Fisher Library Open House! Visitors will see a display of rare books and archival materials drawn from across our collections.

Publication Launch
Time: 6pm
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us for a special evening where four contemporary artists discuss their collaborations with Fisher librarians on creating artist books utilizing collections from the library's collections.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Participants to this workshop will learn key elements to define special collections today and how to integrate these ideas into research, academic or creative projects, and other interests.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 10am-11:30am
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us for a workshop at the Fisher Library on the classical Islamic arts of "hüsn-i hat" (calligraphy) and "tezhip" (illumination) in the Turkish tradition.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This workshop will engage participants with examples across a range of eras and formats – from the unusual to the everyday – to learn about Canada’s unique history in print.

Friends of Fisher Event
Time: 6:00pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This talk employs the lens of Afrofuturism to address new dimensions of the Underground Railroad, detailing what imagination, tact, and technology, it took for fugitive Blacks to flee to the "outer spaces of slavery."

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room

This workshop will explore the methods that early printers used to illustrate scientific books and how they were used to illustrate a range of complex scientific concepts, from Euclid’s geometry to Copernican heliocentrism to the minute details of human blood vessels.

Open House
Time: 12pm-5pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us at the Fisher when we celebrate Latin American Heritage Month with an Open House. Come to see a selection of posters, ephemera, pamphlets, and books as examples of protest print culture in Latin America.

Lecture
Time: 4pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Scholar David Sclar will explore aspects of Moses Maimonides' impact and influence through a study of materiality, specifically the production and dissemination of textual objects.

Friends of Fisher Event
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Massimo Riva, Professor of Italian Studies and Modern Media at Brown University, will be speaking on eighteen- and nineteen-century optical devices.

Open House
Time: 12pm-6:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit with the Fisher's Ethiopic books and scrolls between noon and 5pm, followed by a lecture by Eyob Derillo, Former Curator, Ethiopic and Ethiopian Collections, British Library. This free event is on a drop-in basis. All are welcome to attend.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Participants will learn key elements to define rare books today and how to integrate these ideas into research, academic or creative projects, and other bibliographical interests.

Open House
Time: 1:00-6:00pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room

We are once again presenting a unique opportunity to view some of the most important scientific books ever printed. Visit the library on the afternoon of September 19th to a see a range of scientific works up-close: from a 14th century Latin manuscript of Euclid's Elements, through to Copernicus' revolutionary 16th century work on planetary motion, to a milestone work of anatomical illustration by Andreas Vesalius - along with more of the earliest works on chemistry, physics, biology and medicine.

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 19th, 1:00-6:00PM

This is a drop-in event and open to the public.

Friends of Fisher Event
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Location: Thomas Fisher Library

Rebecca Romney, rare book dealer, appraiser and author, on "Putting Together a Collection of Popular Romance Novels."

Friends of Fisher Event
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Location: Thomas Fisher Library

Professor Andrew Pettegree, Bishop Wardlaw Professor at University of St. Andrew's, Scotland, on "The Book at War: Libraries and Reading in a Time of Conflict."

Friends of Fisher Event
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Shawn Micallef, Toronto author and editor on "Understand Toronto: Trying to Figure Out a Confounding City."

Friends of Fisher Event
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Dr Alexandra Gillespie, Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, on "The Silk Roads Project."

Friends of Fisher Event
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Garrett Herman, Toronto book collector, on "Collecting Darwin."

Friends of Fisher Event
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Michelle Brown, Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London on "The Luttrell Psalter: Incestuous Knights, Abducted Heiresses and Other Everyday Folk in Early 14th-century England."

Friends of Fisher Event
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Colette Fu, photographer, book artist and paper engineer, on "We Are Tiger Dragon People: The Magical Pop-up Books of Paper Engineer and Artist Colette Fu."

Friends of Fisher Event
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Dr Margaret Schotte, Associate Professor of Early Modern, History, York University on "For Merchants and Mariners - The Business of Nautical Manuals."

Friends of Fisher Event
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Dr Thomas Keymer, University Professor, Chancellor Jackman, Professor, University of Toronto on "Authorship, Print, and Sedition in Eighteenth-Century England."